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Re: psnfss and lw35nfss

Melissa O'Neill writes:
 >   - famtool.pl tries to invoke something called `cs', which failed on my
 >     system -- cs does not seem to be a standard part of Unix (I checked
 >     NEXTSTEP and Solaris) or teTeX 0.4.
sorry, its in the checksums/ directory. compile and install it

 >   - I don't understand why fonts like Times Roman get special treatment 
 >     in this setup. For example, Narrow and Extended versions of Times
 >     Roman and Platino Roman are created, but no Narrow and Extended
 >     versions of New Century Schoolbook or Bookman. Similarly (and
its simply duplicating the original dvips setup, no more no less

 >     possibly less importantly?), we only have a mathptm package, and
 >     no mathppl, mathpnc or mathpbk.  In my opinion, Times Roman is
you get luctimes though :-}

to be honest, i dont have the time or inclination to do things like
mathppl; mathptm fulfils a rather specific need. feel free to
contribute more!

 >     Also, the Narrow and Extended versions even for Times are just
 >     made for the Roman set. Having a Bold Extended version seems like
 >     it might be very nice. (And possibly doing the all the series
 >     including Itialic in Narrow and Extended would make sense).
see above. left to myself i wouldnt do any of these at all. i just
supply whats needed for compatibility. making bold extended for all
fonts would make a lot more files :-}

but if everyone thinks its a good idea i'll do it

 >   - I'd love to see something explaining the naming conventions used
 >     for fonts. I'm sure there probably is something somewhere on

 >     but I couldn't make anything appropriate out in this distribution.
 >     For example, why is Helvetica-Narrow phvr8rn and not phvrn8r?
as Karl says it seems to be a mistake...

 >   - Naming Perl scripts '.pl' can be a bit confusing since '.pl' is used
 >     by the very scripts themselves to refer to property list files.
Yannis Haralambous curiously enough was complaining about this to me
in another context. the two meanings for .pl are both so well
established there is little one can do about it, i am afraid. i'll
rename the Perl ones .perl if you like